PGL has announced the first details of the Bucharest Major. The date has set for the March 8-11 in Bucharest, Romania. The Polyvalent Hall will be the home of the 16 teams who will compete for the grand prize of $1,000,000 and 1500 qualifying points for The International 2018. Ten teams have been directly invited to the Major, while the other 6 slots are going to be fulfilled with regional qualifiers. This Major is the second Pro Circuit tournament organized by PGL, and the first one with the new system. The first five invites were sent to Team Liquid, Newbee, Mineski, Evil Geniuses, and Natus Vincere.
Our 4th major and a new date on the Dota 2 Pro Circuit calendar: The Bucharest Major 2018, March 9-11, Polyvalent Hall. https://t.co/6a2ky1IwQS for more details, including invited teams. pic.twitter.com/mr00b2zGqU
— PGL (@pglesports) December 21, 2017
The first invites
Five more slots are left for direct invites, they will be announced by PGL in the upcoming weeks. However, dates for regional and open qualifiers are already determined, Southeast Asia, European, CIS, North America, and South America open qualifiers will start off on January 8-9. Closed qualifiers are coming on 10-14 of the same month, while The Chinese closed and open qualifiers will take place on January 2-7.
The tournament’s group stages are scheduled for March 4-7, a week earlier before the main event.
DreamLeague announces Season 9
Just a few weeks ago, we’ve witnessed the outstanding DreamLeague Season 8 finals, that was held at DreamHack Winter in Sweden, Earlier today, they’ve announced that CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 9 is back, and it will start off as soon as in February with a $300,000 prize pool and 300 Dota 2 Pro Circuit Points. The next year edition of DreamLeague will also be included as the Minor to the next year’s International event.
In February 2018 we’re back with CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 9 with a $300,000 prize pool!
— DreamHack Dota (@DreamHackDota) December 21, 2017
CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 9 will feature global qualification, where the open qualifiers will start on January 13 – 14th, at the same time the closed qualifiers will run from February 13 – 4th March. Live finals will be held at the Monster Energy Dreamhack Studios on March 21 – 25th. There is a chance that the tickets won’t be available to the general public. You can find more about DreamLeague Season 9 here.
Prize pool breakdown
- $125,000 + 150 DPC
- $70,000 + 90 DPC
- $30,000 + 30 DPC
- $30,000 + 30 DPC